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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
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Kelly Kramer

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Mayer Brown

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Kelly Kramer is a partner in our Washington DC office and is a co-leader of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Compliance practice. He represents companies and individuals in white-collar criminal cases and investigations and other government enforcement and regulatory matters. Kelly recently served as lead trial counsel in high-profile criminal cases against a former member of Congress and the president of one of the largest labor unions in the United States. Kelly has broad experience in federal criminal and securities laws. He has represented companies and executives in fraud, tax, antitrust and money laundering investigations involving the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority and state attorneys general. He has particularly extensive experience in public corruption matters. He has represented public officials, lobbyists, companies and executives in both domestic corruption investigations and in cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In addition, Kelly regularly conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients, including pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, telecommunication companies, defense contractors, media companies and lobbying firms. Much of Kelly’s work is global, involving clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In one such case, he led a successful effort to dissolve restraining orders imposed on a Cayman Island hedge fund in a case that presented a question of first impression concerning the scope of the USA PATRIOT Act. Kelly’s successful defense of that ruling in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has been closely watched by the legal media and international criminal lawyers in the United States and abroad. Kelly has been recognized by Legal 500 for his deep knowledge of the SEC’s enforcement procedures and has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top white-collar criminal defense lawyers in Washington


University of Pennsylvania, JD, cum laude, 1997 The College of William & Mary, BA, cum laude, 1994

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Mayer Brown’s team is led by the ‘well-regarded’ Greg Deis and William Michael Jr in Chicago; Kelly Kramer in Washington DC; and Daniel Stein in New York. The group represented Las Vegas Sands in connection with DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation involving whistleblower allegations regarding the company’s conduct in Macau, resulting in a deferred prosecution. Washington DC’s Laurence Urgenson (who is noted for his ‘extensive white-collar expertise’) was selected by the DOJ and SEC to lead LATAM Airlines Group’s independent monitorship, in connection with an FCPA enforcement action. New York’s Michael Martinez represented Hugo Jinkis, who was indicted by the Eastern District of New York US Attorney’s Office for his alleged role in obtaining broadcasting and advertising rights to FIFA soccer tournaments through $110m in commercial bribes. In January 2018, Glen Kopp joined the New York office from Bracewell LLP.

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